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CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, JUNE 27, 2013
HOME WARM AND DRY
Get rid of dampness by airing your home on warm sunny days,
and by using a ventilation fan in your kitchen and/or bathroom if
you have one.
Try to seal gaps around window and door frames to prevent
draughts - door snakes are also a great idea.
Talk to your power company to see if you can spread your power
bill evenly across the year so there are no surprises in winter.
For more tips and infomation about the support that
is available visit www.healthychristchurch.org.nz or
call the Canterbury Support Line on 0800 777 846.
Here are some tips to help keep your home
as warm and dry as possible this winter.
If you are interested in par ticipating in this
research and for more information, go to:
For more information on the study, contact:
or Dr Joanne Taylor
Phone: 06 3569-099 (ext 2065)
We are researchers in the School of
Psychology looking for people aged
between 30 and 60 years to complete
an online survey that explores men's
and women's body shape and eating
attitudes. Survey responses are
confidential and anonymous.
Residents stand firm
ONGOING VIGILANCE: Ellington Residents Association chairwoman Karlene
Traffic extension meets opposition
By GARY MOODY
A GROUP of Mairehau residents
feel they have been having some
success in their three year fight to
make sure their area does not
become part of plans to get traffic
flowing to and from the central
The route for the northern
arterial motorway and its
Cranford St extension to QEII Dr
has been unveiled. The possibility
of a second link to QEII Dr being
needed is mentioned, but no speci-
fics are given.
An extension through the Ellin-
gton area in Mairehau to link to
the road has been mooted for more
than a decade.
Ellington Residents Association
chairwoman Karlene Rogers said
the Hills Road extension'' would
slice through the area and galvan-
ised the local residents in
We have been fighting for three
years'', she said, putting in sub-
missions on council plans and
plan changes, to some effect.
They [the council] have
listened,'' she said.
I do believe if we had not made
a noise it [the extension] would
have been more likely.''
She had not expected the Hills
Rd extension to be included in the
planning, and saw no surprises in
Upgrading Innes Rd was a bet-
ter option if a second link was
needed, however, to keep the traf-
fic flowing into the city. It would
also have less impact, she said.
The extension was included in a
roading study in 2002, and she
became aware of it through
developers in the subdivision.
It led to the formation of the
She said the name of the exten-
sion was misleading. It veered off
Hills Rd through Ellington, and
may have initially left some
unaware of the true path.
It could put 10,000 vehicle
movements a day through what
was now a cul de sac. It would also
see a lot of traffic outside Maire-
hau High School and cut through
She said the group was not
against the northern arterial, and
took a wider view on transport
The effort to reduce traffic on
Main North Rd is laudable.''
Mrs Rogers said the uncertainty
over the extension had stopped
some building in the area.
She suggested people do due
diligence'' when buying anywhere
to make sure they were aware of
any plans for the area.
There were no assurances the
extension would not happen, she
said, but residents would keep an
eye on any moves to make it a
The Countdown Ferrymead supermarket will re-
open next Easter, more than three years after the
earthquakes. The store, at 4200 sqm, will be
slightly larger than its predecessor and will include
a scratch bakery, cooking deli, butchery and big
fresh produce section.
Countdown area manager Tom Dear said the
product range would be ''more high end'' than the
Eastgate store, particularly in its deli, liquor aisles
and meat displays. It will serve the hillside and
Sumner bays suburbs. The store could take on up
to 100 to 120 full and part-time staff. Recruiting
will begin in February, with most jobs starting
about three weeks before the April opening.
Former staff will be offered jobs there.
Council buildings reopen
The quake-repaired Linwood Community Arts
Centre will reopen to the public in the week of July
15. The centre, on the intersection of Stanmore Rd
and Worcester St, is one of four council buildings
marked to open in the next three months. Avebury
House, Richmond, will be handed back to its trust
at the end of July with a formal opening in August/
September and an open day planned for October/
November. The Fendalton Community Centre will
be reopened in two weeks and the South Brighton
Community Centre will re-open in September.
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